FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 10 April 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Heart of Midlothian v Celtic fixture

Celtic face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 62 of the 146 previous games, with the hosts winning just 54.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 13 DecCeltic1 - 1HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sun 02 NovHearts0 - 2CelticSPL
2007/2008Sat 16 FebCeltic3 - 0HeartsSPL
2007/2008Sat 01 DecHearts1 - 1CelticSPL
2007/2008Wed 31 OctCeltic0 - 2HeartsSLGC
2007/2008Sat 25 AugCeltic5 - 0HeartsSPL
2006/2007Sun 29 AprCeltic1 - 3HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Jambo's in those games, with 7 conceded.

Celtic have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The The Bhoys's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Hearts find themselves in a respectable 3rd position, courtesy of the 52 points they have accumulated from 31 games. Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 31 games giving them a return of 70 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Celtic on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Hearts. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Celtic 5 games since last defeat.